Copyright 2005 Randy Charles Morin
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Start by going to Dave Winer's blog and reading his repeated essay on why you shouldn't put ads on your blogs and how you can't make any money doing it unless you're an a-lister. Then go read AdAge's article on a similar subject. OK, now get prepared for the following contradiction. I make a living blogging by putting ads on my blogs and I'm far from an a-lister. Basically, I don't have to work anymore, ever, because my blogs give me a regular salary for about 1-2 hours of effort per day. And those earnings continue to increase. Since I left my full-time job (laid-off), I've seen a spike in earnings as I'm now spending a lot more time than before focusing on the blogs and writing quality content. Now, I'm not saying anybody can do this and it won't happen overnight, but after four years of blogging, I'm officially a professional blogger. And I suck at blogging, so almost anybody can do this.